"bold" in Hiberno-Irish -- was: Re: "Bold Language"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM
Sat May 15 15:23:35 UTC 2010


From: "Tom Zurinskas" <truespel at HOTMAIL.COM>

>>Terence Patrick Dolan, _A Dictionary of Hiberno-English_ (rev., 2004) has:
>>"BOLD adj. naughty, mischievous"
> So the Star Trek slogan "To boldly go where no man has gone before" means
> they were doing it to be "naughty and mischievious"?


Only if they were doing it in a disused shed in Co. Wexford rather than on
board the Enterprise.

Beam me up, Scottie -- I'm stocious.


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